Active Paws Fitness


Why we like Hoopers so much...
Instead of jumps & contact equipment, the course is made up entirely of hoops but often other obstacles are used too: eg: barrels to wrap around and short wide tunnels to negotiate. As there is no jumping, contact equipment or tight turns, there is minimal impact on joints and limbs, making Hoopers far more inclusive and accessible than agility. It is suitable for most dogs: from puppies, to dogs retired from sporting activities, older or less physically able dogs and to those recovering from injury. The focus is on dog and handler working together as a team with the emphasis is on smooth flowing lines and speed. Hoopers derives from agility and encourages distance handling by verbal & visual cues. As with all our training, it is positive and without pressure, encouraging the dog to learn to think for itself.
Hoopers is refreshingly different and once tried, can become even more addictive than agility!

Our Courses


Wonderful team, thank you for helping

Joy, Dan & Sash

Ainsley has superb knowledge, Active Paws carries our strongest endorsement, recommended

S Martin

my dogs love their courses


Fab facility, well set up, 1:1 support & classes made a huge difference, continue with classes

Vicky & Otto

fantastic puppy training course, we have loved it, brilliant tips, lovely warm people

Katie and Martha

A Different Max, less anxious, much happier, gained confidence and trust, overcome thanks to Ainsley

Dee And Bob Burgess

Thank you, learnt so much, happy dogs, puppy training

Kaye, Rosie & Harley

A much happier and less anxious lurcher, new dog, recommend Active Paws

Nicola & Simon

Family Rescue! Come a long way, pride, can't thank Active Paws enough


Canine Physio noticing calm, focus after training helping her exercises

Nycky Edleston


Caroline And Carla

myotherapy definitely working...improvement in gait...jumping in car,on to things...done the trick

Gaby & Bertie

GSD X Beagle rescue, numerous issues, help from Ainsley, improved from day 1, I know how to help him

Sharon Ritchie

informative, huge benefits to every day life, he loves it

Carol Street

I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone.


Great venue - Great Trainers - What else do you need?!

Caroline Shelford

Lots of tools and tips...huge improvement in only a couple of months...we travel 1½ hours

Mark & Gareth

I thoroughly recommend this place!

Sue Lane

Wow, lovely people, great venue and super class

Paula Topping

Highly recommended.

Rob Staves

What a great place!!

Sue Barlow

Such a lovely time

Carol Anne Street

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